Did you know some of your favorite musicians were from Massachusetts?! Between songwriters, singers, and bands… there might be more musicians from here than you thought.

We’ve listed some of the biggest names below… but check out the full list here!

  • Donna Summer

    (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    Birthdate: December 31, 1948
    Died: May 17, 2012
    From: Boston, MA
    Queen of Disco who sang “I Feel Love” and “Last Dance”
  • New Kids on the Block (Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood)

    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MRC)

    From: Dorchester, MA
    Active Since: 1984
    Boy band who was most successful during 1980s and early 1990s and who have sold more than 70 million records worldwide
  • James Taylor

    (Photo by Jack Kay/Daily Express/Getty Images)

    Birthdate: March 12, 1948
    From: Boston, MA
    Singer, songer, and songwriter. Six-time Grammy award winner
  • Aerosmith (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford)

    (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

    From: Boston, MA
    Active Since: 1970
    American rock band sometimes referred to as “the Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”
  • Nicky Jam

    (Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images for Sony)

    Birthdate: March 17, 1981
    From: Lawrence, MA
    Known for hits such as “X”, “Travesuras”, “En la Cama”, “Te Busco”, “El Perdón”, “Hasta el Amanecer”, and “El Amante”
  • New Edition (Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant)


    (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

    From: Roxbury, MA
    Active Since: 1978
    American R&B group who was highly popular in the 1980s
  • Bell Biv DeVoe (Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe)

    (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

    From: Boston, MA
    Active Since: 1989
    Best known for their debut album “Poison”
  • Meghan Trainor

    (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for City of Hope)

    Birthdate: December 22, 1993
    From: Nantucket, Massachusetts
    Known for “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin”
  • Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (Mark Wahlberg, Scott Gee, Hector the Booty Inspector

    From: Boston, MA
    Active: 1991-1993
    Known for “Good Vibrations” and “Wildside”
  • Boston (Brad Delp and Tom Scholz)

    From: Boston, MA
    Active Since: 1975
    Rock band with notable successes during 1970s and 1980s
  • JoJo

    (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for NYLON)

    Birthdate: December 20, 1990
    From: Foxborough, MA
    Known for her debut single “Leave (Get Out)” at the age of 13, as well as “Baby It’s You” and “Too Little Too Late”
  • Joyner Lucas

    (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Revolt)

    Birthdate: August 17, 1988
    From: Worcester, MA
    Rapper, singer, and songwriter who received widespread exposure after the release of his song “Ross Capicchioni”
  • Myles Kennedy

    (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

    Birthdate: November 27, 1969
    From: Boston, MA
    Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and the lead vocalist in guitarist Slash’s backing band, known as Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
  • Evan Dando

    (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

    Birthdate: March 4, 1967
    From: Essex, MA
    American musician and frontman of the Lemonheads
  • Black Francis

    (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Birthdate: April 6, 1965
    From: Boston, MA
    Frontman of the alternative rock band, Pixies
  • Sully Erna

    (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Birthdate: February 7, 1968
    From: Lawrence, MA
    Vocalist and rhythm guitarist for rock band Godsmack
  • Bo Burnham

    (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

    Birthdate:August 21, 1990
    From: Hamilton, MA
    Singer and comedian who began on YouTube in 2006

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